Horaido Genmaicha

You have likely tasted Genmaicha, a simple blend of clean and vegetal sencha with roasted brown rice that enlivens lunch, comforts mid-morning or afternoon, and dilutes the amount of caffeine in the infusion while offering full-bodied flavor. You may not know that it was wartime thriftiness that prompted its invention in 20th-century Kyoto, at the teashop Horaido, where they christened it "Horaicha". Robust, savory, and full-bodied, with a delightfully peppery edge, we are pleased to be able to offer this classic from its inventor, selling fine Uji tea and owned by the same family since 1803.
  • ORIGIN:  Uji, Kyoto, Japan
  • MEANING:  brown rice tea (genmai cha)
  • CULTIVAR:  Yabukita & Samidori
  • HARVEST TIME:  Spring 2023
  • TASTE:  Toasted rice, seaweed, black pepper


  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 80°C
  • Infusion time: 2 min
  • Quantity: 2g / 100ml
  • Water temperature: 80°C
  • 4 infusions: 4 x 45 sec

For best results, brew in a small teapot. Too high water temperature would burn the leaves, resulting in bitter taste.